A.C. Charania

A.C. Charania is an entrepreneurial engineer and technical innovator involved in the creation and advancement of aerospace ventures for both commercial and government customers; helping to turn advanced concepts into reality.

He has worked on projects for NASA, the U.S. Air Force, DARPA, large aerospace primes, and multiple entrepreneurial space ventures. He was a visionary/founder/early employee of the three aerospace start-ups of SpaceWorks Enterprises, Generation Orbit and Terminal Velocity Aerospace. He was an early employee within the Virgin Galactic (now Virgin Orbit) LauncherOne small satellite launch vehicle program, where he was involved in winning several hundred million dollars of launch business and change of the carrier aircraft to the 747-400. He currently works on advanced programs at Blue Origin, helping to mature various future initiatives including its proposed Blue Moon commercial lunar lander.